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Description of Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering in Correlated Metals

Gilmore, K and Pelliciari, J and Huang, Y and Kas, JJ and Dantz, M and Strocov, VN and Kasahara, S and Matsuda, Y and Das, T and Shibauchi, T and Schmitt, T (2021) Description of Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering in Correlated Metals. In: Physical Review X, 11 (3).

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To fully capitalize on the potential and versatility of resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS), it is essential to develop the capability to interpret different RIXS contributions through calculations, including the dependence on momentum transfer, from first principles for correlated materials. Toward that objective, we present new methodology for calculating the full RIXS response of a correlated metal in an unbiased fashion. Through comparison of measurements and calculations that tune the incident photon energy over a wide portion of the Fe absorption resonance of the benchmark material , we show that the RIXS response in is dominated by the direct-channel contribution, including the Raman-like response below threshold. Calculations are initially performed within the first-principles Bethe-Salpeter equation (BSE) framework, which we then significantly improve by invoking a quasiboson model to describe the secondary excitations within the intermediate state. This enhancement allows the many-electron RIXS signal to be approximated as a convolution of BSE-calculated spectra with effective spectral functions. We construct these spectral functions, also from first principles, by employing the cumulant expansion of the Green�s function and performing a real-time time-dependent density functional theory calculation of the response of the electronic system to the perturbation of the intermediate-state excitation. Importantly, this process allows us to evaluate the indirect RIXS response from first principles, accounting for the full periodicity of the crystal structure and with full dependence on the momentum transfer. © 2021 Published by the American Physical Society

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Physical Review X
Publisher: American Physical Society
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Authors
Keywords: Calculations; Crystal structure; Density functional theory; Excited states; Momentum transfer; Spectroscopy, Absorption resonances; Bethe-Salpeter equation; Calculated spectrum; Comparison of measurements; Correlated materials; Incident photon energy; Resonant inelastic x-ray scattering; Time dependent density functional theory calculations, X ray scattering
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2021 09:33
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2021 09:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/69781

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